Ranvir Singh

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Ranvir Singh
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Singh in April 2016
Born 11 August 1977 (1977-08-11) (age 39)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Occupation Presenter, newsreader
Employer ITV
Notable credit(s) BBC North West Tonight
Daybreak
Good Morning Britain
ITV News
Tonight
Exposure
Real Stories with Ranvir Singh
Children 1
Website Twitter

Ranvir Singh (born 11 August 1977) is an English television presenter and journalist, best known for her presenting roles on the ITV Breakfast programmes Daybreak (2012–2014) and Good Morning Britain (2014–present).

Singh occasionally presents the ITV News bulletins, acting as a stand-in presenter and since 2015, she has presented Real Stories with Ranvir Singh, her own primetime factual series for ITV.

Early life[edit]

Singh was born in 1977 in Preston, Lancashire into a Sikh family. Educated at Kirkham Grammar School, an independent school in Kirkham, Lancashire, she graduated from the University of Lancaster with a degree in English and Philosophy. She then gained a postgraduate qualification in journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire in Preston.[1]

Career[edit]

Singh joined BBC Radio Lancashire in 2002, initially on work experience before being given a six-month contract. She then moved to BBC GMR, covering the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.[2]

Singh joined the BBC North West regional news programme North West Tonight in 2005 as a journalist and bulletin presenter.[2][3] Her first national presenting role came on Good Friday, 2006 when she co-presented Manchester Passion, a live BBC Three play that retold the last hours of Jesus Christ.

On 10 September 2007, Singh joined long-serving presenter Gordon Burns as the main co-presenter on BBC North West Tonight. Former BBC South Today sports editor Roger Johnson became Singh's co-presenter in October 2011 following Burns' departure.[3] While working on North West Tonight, Singh was also a cover presenter for late night and weekend breakfast shows on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Singh went on maternity leave from North West Tonight on 18 May 2012. It was later announced that she would not be returning to the BBC but would be joining the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak.[4] She made her first appearance on Daybreak on 3 September 2012.[5]

In 2012, Singh occasionally reviewed the newspapers with Matt Barbet on This Morning.

In May 2014, Singh joined Good Morning Britain as a features correspondent and news presenter with Susanna Reid, Sean Fletcher, Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins.

Since May 2014, Singh has been a relief newscaster on various ITV News bulletins. On 25 September 2014, Singh joined the factual ITV programme Tonight as a reporter.

Since March 2015, she has guest presented numerous Exposure specials. Since 2015, Ranvir has presented her own primetime series for ITV called Real Stories with Ranvir Singh. Michael Underwood is a reporter on the programme. A second series was broadcast in 2016.[6] In November 2016 and March 2017, Singh co-presented two live editions of The Martin Lewis Money Show alongside Martin Lewis and Saira Khan.

As of 2016, Singh continues as an occasional relief presenter on the ITV Lunchtime News, ITV Evening News and ITV Weekend News. From 2017, Singh will present Eat, Shop, Save for ITV.

Awards and honours[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Singh is a Sikh. She lives with her mother and her son, Tushaan.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Channel
2005–2012 North West Tonight Presenter BBC One
2012–2014 Daybreak Co-presenter and newscaster ITV
2012 This Morning Newspaper reviewer
2012— Lorraine News correspondent
2014— Good Morning Britain Political Editor and Relief newscaster
ITV Lunchtime News Relief newscaster
ITV Evening News
ITV News weekend bulletins
Tonight Occasional reporter
2014–2015 ITV News at Ten Relief newscaster
2015 Exposure: When Pregnant Women Drink Reporter
2015— Real Stories with Ranvir Singh[9] Presenter
2016— The Martin Lewis Money Show Guest presenter, 2 episodes
2017— Eat, Shop, Save Presenter
Guest appearances

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